ESL Instructor Intern


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


14200 SE 13th PlBellevue, WA 98007


Jubilee REACH (a nonprofit organization) in Bellevue has 150 immigrant and refugee learners. The staff and community of families who benefit from the wonderful services provided by Jubilee are a friendly and culturally diverse, which supports a fun and innovative learning environment.

The ESL Program has launched a new Beginning ESL Literacy Program that has grown in popularity. These ESL classes are taught twice a week in a Computer Lab: there is a big screen for dynamic presentations, 18 independent workstations, and Wi-Fi, which offers the accessibility, flexibility, and autonomy of blended synchronous learning. This is truly a terrific opportunity for a new ESL teacher to practice and gain experience, under the guidance of supportive and knowledgeable professionals. The team staff denotes respect and encouragement. The appreciation from the ELLs abounds as well. In addition, you have multiple tutors in the class helping you and the students so that you never feel overwhelmed and the learners receive undivided attention they deserve.

Specifically, we are in search of two ESL instructors:

  1. A co-teacher who can teach with another instructor (flexible times)
  2. A Lead ESL Instructor who can commit to teaching either Tuesdays or Thursdays, or both (optional)

Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.


  • TESOL graduate / student / intern
  • ESL teaching experience preferred
  • Teach with a learner-centered approach
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a multicultural student population
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and with multiple demands
  • Quick learner with on-the-job training

ESL Teacher Job Description:

Trainable ESL teachers who can work at low literate to beginner levels 1 and 2 English language proficiency or as adult education instructors providing English instruction to classes or individual students. ESL teachers may require extra training to learn the special needs of pre-literate adult learners.

ESL teachers may develop lessons with a curriculum that takes an overall approach to English study or they may focus on a specific aspect of language use, such as life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English. Both approaches involve teaching students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Classroom work involves interactive activities that include active learning and pronunciation techniques, online and hard copy quizzes, special ESL reading books, videos and computer lessons. Teachers often combine basic studies with real-life interactions involving language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking coworkers.

ESL teachers are not required to be fluent in another language besides English, in order to communicate with their students. ESL teachers need to be academically knowledgeable. In addition, they need to be sensitive to their students' cultural needs and recognize intercultural differences that may affect a student's ability to acclimate to an English-speaking environment.


  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 days per week for 1.5 hours
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